Inspired by Sausage Mama, I am writing a monthly letter to my children. I hope to capture these moments in time because they go so quickly. To quote Amber Strocel, “blink and you miss it.” (two great, positive blogs, please check them out)
I hope you will join me in writing a monthly letter to your children and linking it up here. Feel free to grab the badge for your website and let me know when you post so I can add you to the list of participants.
Dear Little Buddhas,
I’m late this month with this letter and, as we’ll talk about one day, a lot has been going on. So, please forgive my brevity for this letter.
You’re 4y 11m old now. This past week has been challenging as you have been exhibiting some defiant behavior and anger toward your dad and me. It’s hard to see you struggling when you’re usually so easy going. I’m working extra hard for patience and
support because I know you need connection while you work through this.
You accidentally overheard me say that I hadn’t gotten enough sleep and was “draggin’ a$$”, which you reinterpreted to “Mama is dragon ess this morning.” I definitely prefer your version.
You’re 2y 10m old now. It’s been a fun month for you, I think. A lot of our activities have been right up your alley: digging for earthworms, discovering pocket gophers, squishing in mud, and lots of piratical adventures.
I love how much you sing. I love how joyful you have been this month. Your exuberance is helping heal your mother’s guilt-wounds from you infancy when I had PPD. I can see that you are able to be emotionally free.
You are 11mo now. You are officially walking, at least whenever you can go that slow. The tubo-boost crawl is still your go-to when you’re determined to get to something quickly. You love being outside, especially in the grass and sunshine.
And your laughter-not just baby giggles-real belly laughter, is just awesome! It’s contagious. Your brothers can’t get enough of trying to get some out of you. I can’t get enough either.
My baby girl, you would be 3y 9m old now. I’m understanding a little more every day how I can live without you, but still be with you.
If you would like to participate in the Letters to Littles Project, feel free to link up your post. Letters are written during the last week of the month, but feel free to write and link up whenever you feel inspired. You can use the hashtag #letterstolittles on twitter as well. And don’t forget to click over and Grab the badge (it’s set up to promote the project, not my personal page. So you won’t find my name on it):
Letters to Littles Participants:
- Becoming Crunchy
- Mom Grooves
- Purple Peas In A Pod
- Rosmarinus Officinalus
- Sausage Mama
- Smiling Like Sunshine
Pop by their blogs and leave a little comment love, won’t ya’?